Does Working Affect My Disability Benefits?
Disability Claims Lawyer in Maryland
One of the questions we receive most often at The Bernstein Law Offices
is whether or not it is possible to continue working while receiving Social
Security disability benefits. It is understandable that you would want
to continue working - even if your injury prevents you from doing so at
your full wage-earning capacity. Does this mean you can't collect
You can still work and receive benefits!
If your medical condition inhibits your ability to earn your previous level
of income, you can still work part-time and receive Social Security disability
benefits. The determining factor is the amount of income you earn. The
Social Security Administration (SSA) has established a set of guidelines
outlining maximum income levels.
The SSA also offers a work incentive that allows individuals with disabilities
to keep their benefits during a trial work program. In this program, you
are encouraged to test your capacity to work while still receiving full
disability benefits regardless of the amount of income earned.
Some details of the SSA's trial work program include:
- The trial work program lasts 9 (non-consecutive) months over a 60-month
- Only months where you earned more than $770 can count toward the 9-month
- Once you complete the trial work period, you will not receive benefits
for months where you earn more than $1,070.
- In the 36 months following the completion of the trial period, you can
still receive benefits if you are still disabled and unable to earn more
than $1,070 per month.
You can discuss any questions you have about working and receiving benefits with a
Social Security disability attorney in Maryland. Our attorney can help you get a better picture of how SSA guidelines will impact your specific situation.
Proven Legal Assistance from The Bernstein Law Offices
For disabled victims and their families in the state of Maryland, choosing
The Bernstein Law Offices is a positive choice. We are here to help you
through the process of applying for necessary disability benefits, easing
the complex application procedure, and confirming that your claim is strong
Many people's claims are initially denied for small mistakes or minute
oversights. This forces them to go through the lengthy appeals process
- wasting time and money. We want to help you avoid this. Our team has
assisted thousands of men and women in filing SSDI claims. This experience has equipped us to offer the same quality assistance to you.
Call The Bernstein Law Offices
today to schedule your free case evaluation.